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(en) US, FLorida_A, New anti-authoritarian organization - check it out!

From "Robert Augman" <mvcot@hotmail.com>
Date Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:12:30 -0400 (EDT)


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Hey folks,
I'm sending out this email to announce the founding of an organization that
Amber and I have been involved in for the past year. We just had our
founding conference a few weeks ago and have now "gone public." We're a
continental confederation of anti-authoritarians working in each of our
local communities to build a free, non-hierarchical, communal, directly
democratic, and ecological society from the bottom up. We've got high
aspirations and look forward to working to achieve them. Please check out
our founding document at www.afadd.org or email me to chat about it. Oh
yeah, we're called the Alliance for Freedom and Direct Democracy (AFADD).
Cheers,
Rob

---------Here's the mission statement:

AFADD is a confederation of anti-authoritarians working toward the
realization of a free society. We believe that there can be no justice
without freedom, and no freedom without the power to participate directly
and democratically in the decisions that affect our lives. This freedom is
thwarted whenever one group of people assumes control over another. Thus, we
resist not only the domination of the working classes by the ruling class,
people of color by white people, women by men, and communities by the state;
we struggle against all forms of domination, as they serve only to uphold
the power of the privileged, further exploit the oppressed and the earth,
and limit everyone's ability to develop their individual and collective
potentials.

We believe that domination, or hierarchy, is the fundamental cause of the
current social and ecological crises. Hierarchy is systemic. It is deeply
embedded within the ideologies and institutions that govern society. While
we strive to transform our personal relationships, we recognize that the
systems of power that generate hierarchical social relations must be
dismantled and replaced with liberatory institutions of our own making if
humanity is ever to be free to collectively determine its future.

Given this, AFADD commits itself to the following objectives:

-Popularizing a call for non-hierarchy, confederated direct democracies,
communal economics, social freedom, and an ecological sensibility;
-Helping to build revolutionary movements aimed at fundamental social
transformation;
-Confronting hierarchical institutions, including but not limited to
capitalism and the state;
-Challenging all systems of oppression-including but not limited to racism,
classism, sexism, and heterosexism -within society as well as our own
movements;
-Demonstrating active solidarity with movements of oppressed peoples as well
as other anti-authoritarians throughout the world via collaborative
campaigns of mutual interest;
-Further developing our own analyses and ability to think critically, as
well as our reconstructive vision and strategies, and advancing them within
social movements; and
-Creating a dual power of strong resistance movements and liberatory counter
institutions that inspire and empower people to take directly democratic
control over the decisions that affect their lives.


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